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Selected Style 2-Door Coupe E350 RWD
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Trim

Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door Coupe RWD E350 17 26 $44,686 $48,050
2-Door Coupe RWD E550 15 23 $50,824 $54,650
4-Door Sedan RWD E350 Luxury 18 26 $45,198 $48,600
4-Door Sedan 4MATIC E350 Luxury 16 24 $47,523 $51,100
4-Door Sedan RWD E350 Sport 18 26 $45,198 $48,600
4-Door Sedan 4MATIC E350 Sport 16 24 $47,523 $51,100
4-Door Sedan RWD E550 Luxury 16 24 $52,359 $56,300
4-Door Sedan 4MATIC E550 Luxury 15 23 $54,684 $58,800
4-Door Sedan RWD E550 Sport 16 24 $52,359 $56,300
4-Door Sedan 4MATIC E550 Sport 15 23 $54,684 $58,800
4-Door Sedan RWD E63 AMG 13 20 $79,748 $85,750
4-Door Sedan 528i RWD
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan RWD 528i 17 27 $41,030 $44,600
4-Door Sedan AWD 528xi 17 25 $43,055 $46,800
4-Door Sedan RWD 535i 17 26 $45,815 $49,800
4-Door Sedan AWD 535xi 17 25 $47,840 $52,000
4-Door Sedan RWD 550i 15 22 $54,095 $58,800
4-Door Sedan RWD M5 11 17 $77,190 $83,900
4-Door Sports Wagon AWD 535xiT 16 24 $50,050 $54,400
Pricing
Invoice Price
$44,686
$41,030
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$48,050
$44,600
Monthly Payment Estimate
$801 / month
$743 / month
Dealer Price Quotes
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TCC Rating
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TCC's Bottom Line The 2010 Mercedes-Benz E-Class sedan swings to the masculine side of the pendulum and sharpens its driving appeal in the process. The 5-Series sedans and wagons aren't the most practical or the best values in their class, but they're very enjoyable to drive.
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 17 mpg 17 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 26 mpg 27 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Sub-Compact Mid-Size
Interior Dimensions
Second Head Room (in) 35.8 38.1
Second Shoulder Room (in) 48.9 57.2
Front Leg Room (in) 42.0 41.5
Passenger Capacity 4 5
Front Hip Room (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Second Leg Room (in) 32.9 36.0
Front Head Room (in) 37.1 39.1
Second Hip Room (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Front Shoulder Room (in) 54.1 57.3
Passenger Volume (ft³) - TBD - 99.1
Exterior Dimensions
Height, Overall (in) 55.0 57.8
Track Width, Rear (in) 60.8 62.2
Wheelbase (in) 106.9 113.7
Liftover Height (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 75.9 72.7
Track Width, Front (in) 60.5 61.3
Min Ground Clearance (in) 3.0 - TBD -
Length, Overall (in) 185.0 191.1
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³) 15.9 14.0
Brakes
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 11.8 x 0.9 12.6 x 0.79
Brake Type Pwr Pwr-Assisted
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in) NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 12.7 x 1.3 12.8 x 1.18
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) NA NA
Brake ABS System 4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 17.4 18.5
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 35.3 37.5
Steering Type Pwr Rack & Pinion Servotronic Variable Pwr
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 3.0 - TBD -
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) NA - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall - TBD - 13.7
Tires
Spare Tire Size Compact NA
Front Tire Order Code NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Rear Tire Size P255/40R17 P225/50VR17
Rear Tire Order Code NA NA
Front Tire Size P235/45R17 P225/50VR17
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) - TBD - - TBD -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) - TBD - - TBD -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 3683 3505
Wheels
Rear Wheel Material Aluminum Alloy
Rear Wheel Size (in) 17 x 8.5 17 x 7.5
Front Wheel Material Aluminum Alloy
Spare Wheel Material Steel NA
Front Wheel Size (in) 17 x 7.5 17 x 7.5
Spare Wheel Size (in) Compact NA
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) - TBD - - TBD -
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) - TBD - - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) - TBD - 180
Engine
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 268 @ 6000 230 @ 6500
Engine Type Gas V6 Gas I6
Fuel System SFI - TBD -
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 258 @ 2400 - 5000 200 @ 2750
Engine Order Code NA NA
Displacement 3.5L/213 3.0L/183
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 17 17
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG) 20 -
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 26 27
Transmission
Drivetrain Rear Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.00 1.00
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1) 3.42/2.23 3.94
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 2.86 2.46
Trans Order Code NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) - TBD - 3.38
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.37 1.23
Trans Description Cont. Automatic w/OD Manual
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.82 0.85
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1) 0.73 NA
First Gear Ratio (:1) 4.38 4.32
Clutch Size (in) NA - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.92 1.66
Trans Type 7 6
Summary
Body Style 2 Door Coupe 4 Door Sedan
Vehicle Name Mercedes-Benz E-Class BMW 5 Series
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear 5-arm Multi-Link 4-link Integral
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) NA NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front Strut Double-Pivot
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) NA NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score 5 -
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year 9.3 -
 
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